NHL Player News

  • Bruins' Anton Khudobin: Seems to be alright

    Khudobin (undisclosed) took the ice for pregame warmups, indicating that he will likely serve as the backup for Tuesday's game against the Predators, Joe Haggerty of CSN New England reports.

    It would appear that Zane McIntyre's recall was simply precautionary and the Bruins goalie corps will be fine as is. Tuukka Rask will still start in goal Tuesday.

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    Predators' Pekka Rinne: Back in action Tuesday

    Rinne lead his team onto the ice and will start Tuesday in Boston.

    As predicted because Juuse Saros started Monday, Rinne will have a chance to record his sixth consecutive win. The veteran backstop only once let up more than two goals in that span, and continues to be a solid start in most fantasy formats.

  • Ducks' Jonathan Bernier: Will be rolled out yet again Tuesday

    Bernier will patrol the crease as Tuesday's road starter versus the Canucks, the Orange County Register reports.

    This will be the eighth straight appearance between the pipes for Bernier, who's gone 6-0-1 with a spectacular 1.70 GAA and .939 save percentage over that span. It's hard to believe that just one year ago, he was in Toronto struggling to stay up in the NHL. John Gibson reportedly will dress as the backup after sitting out the last seven games and 12 of the past 13 with a lower-body ailment.

  • Bruins' Anton Khudobin: Iffy for Tuesday

    Khudobin is believed to be dealing with an unspecified issue or ailment, which prompted the Bruins to recall Zane McIntyre on Tuesday, Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald reports.

    This nugget appears to confirm that Tuukka Rask remains in line to start Tuesday's game against the Predators, while we'll consider Khudobin day-to-day until further information regarding his status is available.

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    Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Blocking pucks Tuesday

    Howard will start in goal Tuesday night versus host Carolina.

    The Red Wings will take on the 'Canes to complete an arduous string of three straight games played. If that's not enough hockey for your liking, consider that Monday's affair against this Hurricanes team -- a makeup game -- went into overtime and resulted in a 4-3 victory for Detroit. The silver lining for Howard is that the Wings didn't have to travel again for this final match against the Hurricanes, and Petr Mrazek was in goal for the overtime thriller, affording the veteran some extra rest. After learning that he'd start the 2016-17 season as the backup, Howard has been phenomenal this campaign, fashioning a personal-best 1.91 GAA and .935 save percentage through 22 games. Unfortunately, injuries to the goalie and poor offensive play from the team has Howard still chasing his 10th win.

  • Bruins' Zane McIntyre: Recalled on emergency basis

    The Bruins have recalled McIntyre from AHL Providence on an emergency basis, the team's official site reports.

    Previous reports indicated that Tuukka Rask would return from a minor injury to start Tuesday night's game against the Predators, but McIntyre's recall suggests that may no longer be a lock. Alternatively, we suppose it's possible that Anton Khudobin may be dealing with an injury or illness.

  • Blue Jackets' Sergei Bobrovsky: Gearing up for Tuesday's start

    Bobrovsky will be between the pipes Tuesday against Buffalo.

    Bobrovsky reached the 40-win mark Saturday against Philadelphia, continuing to make a case for the Vezina Trophy. His past four games have been remarkable -- a .980 save percentage coupled with a 0.74 GAA. Bobrovsky also hasn't lost in regulation since Feb. 19, a span of 11 games. It's hard to bet against this guy right now; he's a fantastic option in any format.

  • Sabres' Anders Nilsson: Gets start against Columbus on Tuesday

    Nilsson will make his first start in four games Tuesday against the Blue Jackets.

    The 27-year-old backstop has only started five games since the beginning of February, posting a 3.41 GAA and .910 save percentage in that span. With such a small sample of starts spread out over two months, he hasn't been much good in fantasy, and the Jackets have a good offense. With 23 other goalies starting Tuesday, keeping him on the bench is a smart option.

  • Canucks' Jacob Markstrom: Could be shut down soon

    Coach Willie Desjardins said the team will "have to make a medical decision" on Markstrom's injured knee soon, indicating that the Swedish goalie could be shut down for the season, The Province reports.

    With the Canucks already eliminated from playoff contention, sitting Markstrom for the remainder of the campaign would seem to be a prudent move for the team, as the Swede could be in the running for the starting goalie role next season. It's probably not worth investing in Markstrom at this point in the season anyhow.

  • Kings' Jonathan Quick: Candidate to start Tuesday

    Based on the team's morning skate, Quick appears likely to get the start in net Tuesday against the Oilers, Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider reports.

    We'll look for confirmation of the assignment as Tuesday's 9:00 ET face-off approaches, but if Quick does indeed get the nod he'll look to snap a personal three-game winless streak against the Oilers, who have taken six of their last seven decisions.